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Student-Athlete of the Week: Joachim Ball

 
Joachim Ball was selected as the Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week.


Joachim Ball was selected as the Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week.

June 20, 2014

Name: Joachim Ball

Sport: Men's Soccer

Post-college ambition: Having a good life

Person with greatest influence on athletic career: My parents

Biggest thrill in sports: Playing in front of big crowds

Athlete you most admire: Manuel Neuer

What impresses you most about your coach: His discipline

What has been your biggest athletic obstacle to overcome: Process of coming to the United States

Hobbies and outside interests: Reading and hanging out with friends

Pre-competition superstition: Listening to Bob Marley

Favorite professional team: Schwenninger Wild Wings (German ice hockey team)

Favorite Movie: The Untouchables

Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory/ The Colbert Report

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite class: ACCT 420 - Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting

Favorite book: The Human Stain by Philip Roth

Favorite professor: Christy Burge

Favorite movie quote: "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse"

Favorite iPhone/Android app: Snapchat

Person you would most like to meet: Barack Obama

Words that best describe you: Rude, uptight, boring, and ironic

Best advice you have gotten about sports: "Don't be so German" - Danny Cepero

If they filmed a movie about your life, who would star in it and what would it be called: German in America starring Til Schweiger

If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical, fictional) who would it be: Oliver Kahn, Willy Brandt, and Sir Lancelot

Why you chose UofL: Great soccer program

Best part about being an athlete: Being part of the athletic community

The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: Getting invited to the U-16 National Team

Your favorite place to volunteer or do community service: UofL Soccer Clinic

The strangest thing that ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: Getting hugged by a naked streaker

 

 

What is your favorite place you have ever visited: Paris

What is your favorite season: Winter (snowboarding)

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